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Fontainebleau , 2032 , South Africa

 

JOB MARKET

 

Nature Reserve Assistant Position

A 7000ha private game reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo) is looking for a nature reserve assistant to join a team of experienced and knowledgeable people.

What are we looking for?

  • Young 25-30-year-old male or female
  • At least 2 years’ experience in living on a remote reserve with wild animals
  • Dedicated
  • Passionate
  • Enthusiastic
  • Hands-on
  • A person of sober habits
  • Assist in all aspects associated with the running of a reserve
  • Willing and able to assist management in conjunction with a very knowledgeable and experienced team of field staff on the reserve.
  • Single people ONLY (reserve accommodation ONLY for a single person)
  • Own transport
  • NO pets ALLOWED
  • Unendorsed Code 8 Driver’s license and Public Driver Permit (PDP)
  • English (Spoken and written)
  • NO FIREARMS ALLOWED ON THE RESERVE!
  • A FGASA or a tertiary qualification are an advantage but most important is that the person should be self-motivated and able to work in a team environment thus a mechanical and practical aptitude is consequently a prerequisite.

Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) assisting with:

  • Basic infrastructure maintenance
  • Water systems
  • Office/admin duties (proficient in MS word, MS excel and MS outlook essential)
  • Primary focus on bush work in conjunction with the Reserve Manager, Managing Director and an experienced and knowledgeable field staff.

The position offers the successful applicant the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the practical side of conservation.

Salary is between R7200-00 and R8000-00 per month depending on experience.

An initial probationary period of three (3) months will apply.

Closing date for submission of CV’s is the 26th April 2018 and only short-listed candidates will be contacted and interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place in Limpopo.

Please send your Cover Letter, CV and copies of any relevant qualifications to mokoloriverpnr@xpress.co.za

Private Game Reserve Namibia looking for experienced Head Guide/Guide Manager

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

  • Grade 12
  • FGASA Full Trail Guide, minimum NQF4 (Level 2), preferable Specialist Field Guide (Level 3)
  • Valid first aid level 1 certificate
  • Code B or C1 driver’s license with PDP
  • You must have 2 – 3 years’ experience working in a Big 5 Reserve 
  • Solid references
  • A Criminal Clearance will be required
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Passion for nature and animals 
  • Medically Healthy and Fit
  • Computer Skills
  • Leadership & Management Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Strong Admin Skills

Previous experience & incumbent profile:

  • Previous guiding experience is essential
  • Previous guide management skills
  • You must have 3 – 5 years’ experience working in a Big 5 Reserve or with Dangers Game Experience
  • Experience in Riffle Competency
  • Experience in general maintenance of vehicles & 4x4 driving skills
  • Experience in conservation management tasks & game ranching is preferential 

 Primary responsibilities:

  • Manage & Work-out Activity Schedule
  • Guide Trainings (Extra Activities – Leopard Project walk, Telemetry Tracking, Pangolin tracking etc.)
  • Guides Leave and Work Schedules
  • Supervise and perform general game reserve- & lodge management- & maintenance
  • Assist with the implementation of the integrated management plan
  • Assist management with anti-poaching activities
  • Have a strong focus on guest & customer care
  • Manage Guide Stock Room
  • Manage Guide kits for game viewers
  • Ordering of Stock
  • The successful candidate will receive a market related salary depending on experience and qualifications
  • Accommodation, but due to our staff compliment we do not provide meals but the accommodation is fully equipped with a kitchen where own meals can be prepared. Although we have only one flat available for a young couple or newly married couple without children, other guiding staff live in communal rooms and share kitchen. Living room and entertainment areas.
  • Willing to work a 14 days shift and 7 days off schedule  

Closing date: 31 April 2018.

Please submit a detailed CV, with contactable references, to Erindi Private Game Reserve, hr@erindi.com (please put your reference “Field Guide”)

Foreigners with a valid passport are welcome to also apply

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT MEET ALL THE REQUIREMENTS

Private Game Reserve in Namibia looking for experienced Field Guides

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

  • Grade 12
  • FGASA (The Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) Field Guide NQF2 (level 1)
  • Valid first aid level 1 certificate
  • Code B or C1 driver’s license with PDP
  • Persons with a relevant tertiary qualification will receive preference 
  • You must have 2 – 3 years’ experience working in a Big 5 Reserve 
  • Solid references
  • A Criminal Clearance will be required
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Willing to do further training and a fast learner
  • Passion for nature and animals 
  • Medically Healthy and Fit

Previous experience & incumbent profile:

  • Previous guiding experience is essential
  • You must have 2 – 3 years’ experience working in a Big 5 Reserve or with Dangers Game Experience
  • Experience in Riffle Competency
  • Experience in general maintenance of vehicles & 4x4 driving skills
  • Experience in conservation management tasks & game ranching is preferential 

 Primary responsibilities:

  • Conduct nature interpretation activities (incl. game drives, Cheetah Walk, Guided Bush Walk, Leopard project walk, Telemetry tracking etc.)
  • Welcoming and hosting of guests
  • Supervise and perform general game reserve- & lodge management- & maintenance tasks (incl. maintenance of eco trails, game viewers, tracking animals etc.)
  • Assist with the implementation of the integrated management plan
  • Assist management with anti-poaching activities
  • The successful candidate will receive a market related salary depending on experience and qualifications
  • Accommodation
  • Willing to work a 14 days shift and 7 days off schedule  

Closing date: 31 April 2018.

Please submit a detailed CV, with contactable references, to Erindi Private Game Reserve, hr@erindi.com (please put your reference “Field Guide”)

Foreigners with a valid passport are welcome to also apply

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT MEET ALL THE REQUIREMENTS

Eco Field Guide Loskop Country A Forever Collection

Minimum qualifications: Grade 12

  • FGASA NQF2 (level 1)
  • Valid first aid level 1 certificate
  • Code B driver’s license with PDP
  • Mpumalanga registered tourist guide
  • Persons with a relevant tertiary qualification will receive preference  

Previous experience & incumbent profile:

  • Previous guiding experience is essential
  • Applicant must be a competent horse rider
  • Experience in the grooming and caretaking of horses is essential
  • Experience in general maintenance of buildings, grounds & gardens is preferential
  • Experience in conservation management tasks & game ranching is preferential 

 Primary responsibilities:

  • Conduct nature interpretation activities (incl. game drives & horseback safaris)
  • Ensure that all horses are groomed and cared for at all times 
  • Welcoming and hosting of guests
  • Supervise and perform general game reserve- & lodge management- & maintenance tasks (incl. maintenance of eco trails)
  • Assist with the implementation of the integrated management plan
  • Assist management with anti-poaching activities
  • Assist with the day-to-day running of the lodges & retreats (incl. relief reservation services)  

Job grade & remuneration:

  • Current job grade: Patterson B3
  • The successful candidate will receive a market related salary with medical aid and pension/provident fund contributions.  

Closing date:

12 March 2018.

Please submit a detailed CV, with contactable references, to the Loskop Country Manager at meiring@foreversa.co.za.

 

Head Guide- Limpopo

Salary negotiable (Based upon experience and qualifications),
Provident Fund 13% of Basic,
Live in for single accommodation,
Meal provided whilst on shift.

FGASA NQF4 (level 2) or higher
NDT Registered
Advanced Rifle Handling
Valid Driver’s License with PrDP
Solid references
Matric will a requirement for this position.
First Aid Certified
3 x years’ experience in managing position as a HEAD Guide (Essential)
3 x years’ experience in a BIG 5 Game Reserve
A Criminal Clearance will be required.
Must have a valid South African ID.
Excellent communication skills.
Must be able to work in a team environment.

Send your cv, certificates and any written references to admin@whatnextrecruitment.co.za

Field Guide x 2(WNR1039)

Sabi Sands
R5000 – R6000/m
Live-in

A Private 5 Star Game Reserve is looking for an experienced Field Guide. 
You must have 2 – 3 years’ experience working in a Big 5 Reserve.
FGASA NQF2 (Level 1) minimum
NDT registered
PDP
First Aid
SAPS Rifle Competency 
A Trails Guide qualification, whilst not essential, would certainly be an added asset. 

Please forward a Full CV, certificates, recent photo and contactable references to admin@whatnextrecruitment.co.za

Head Guide x2(WNR1038) Sabi Sands

R10000 – R12000/m.
Live-in

Team Leadership Skills
Team Player
Problem Solving Skills 
Computer Skills (MS Office Suite)
FGASA Full Trail Guide, minimum NQF4 (Level 2), preferable Specialist Field Guide (Level 3)
Valid memberships, certifications and qualifications

Please apply with a Full CV, certificates, recent photo and contactable references to admin@whatnextrecruitment.co.za

Field Guide (WNR1030)

Marakele National Park, Limpopo
R5000 – R6000/m, Live-in

A Private 5 Star Game Reserve is looking for an experienced Field Guide. 
You must have 2 – 3 years’ experience working in a Big 5 Reserve.
FGASA NQF2 (Level 1) minimum
NDT registered
PDP
First Aid
SAPS Rifle Competency
A Trails Guide qualification, whilst not essential, would certainly be an added asset. 

Please forward a Full CV, certificates, recent photo and contactable references to admin@whatnextrecruitment.co.za

TRAILS GUIDE

Offered:
R8500 per month, depending on experience
Live in
Bela Bela:
Requirements: The candidate is required to be young at heart. You will be required to work under extreme conditions and long hours when required.
FGASA NQF2 (LEVEL 1)
NDT registered
Full Trails qualified
Competency Advanced Rifle handling
Valid PDP
Solid references
Matric will be a requirement for this position
Valid Code B driver’s license
A Criminal Clearance will be required
Must have a valid South African ID
Excellent communication skills
Must be able to work in a team environment.

Send your cv, certificates and any written references to admin@whatnextrecruitment.co.za

FIELD GUIDE

Offered:
R4000 – R6000 depending on experience and qualifications
Live in
Bela Bela:
Requirements: The candidate is required to be young at heart. You will be required to work under extreme conditions and long hours when required.
FGASA LEVEL 1
NDT registered
Competency Rifle handling
Valid PDP
Solid references
Matric will be a requirement for this position.
Valid Code B driver’s license. A Criminal Clearance will be required.
Must have a valid South African ID. 
Excellent communication skills and must be able to work in a team environment.

Send your cv, certificates and any written references to admin@whatnextrecruitment.co.za

Field Guide (WNR1044)

Greater Kruger area
R5000 – R6000/m, Live-in

A Private 5 Star Game Reserve is looking for an experienced Field Guide. 
You must have 1 – 2 years’ experience working in a Big 5 Reserve.
FGASA Level 1 minimum 
NDT registered
PDP
First Aid 
SAPS Rifle Competency 
A Trails Guide qualification, whilst not essential, would certainly be an added asset. 

Please forward a Full CV, certificates, recent photo and contactable references to admin@whatnextrecruitment.co.za

URGENT Back up Trail Guide

Negotiable (depend on qualification and experience)
Addo – Eastern Cape
Live in with meals on duty, uniforms 

FGASA NFQ2 (Level 1) (NQF4 (Level 2) advantageous)
FGASA Backup Trails (Lead trails advantageous)
Minimum 2 years’ experience
NDT Registered 
Valid PDP 
Valid Advance Rifle Handling certificate
Valid First Aid certificate
Must be computer literate
Must be a good team player and passionate about conservation
Must have a very good understanding of speaking and writing in the English language

Send full cv, 3 written references and certificates to admin@whatnextrecruitment.co.za

URGENT Field Guide

Negotiable (depend on qualification and experience)
Addo – Eastern Cape
Live in with meals on duty, uniforms 

FGASA NQF2  (Level 1) (NQF4 (Level 2) advantageous)
Minimum 2 years’ experience
NDT Registered 
Valid PDP 
Valid Advance Rifle Handling certificate
Valid First Aid certificate
Must be computer literate
Must be a good team player and passionate about conservation
Must have a very good understanding of speaking and writing in the English language

Send full cv, 3 written references and certificates to admin@whatnextrecruitment.co.za

Guide / Tour leader wanted

We are recruiting a field guide to accompany 8 international veterinary students on tours based on conservation and wildlife veterinary sciences.

This is a temporary position (May – September 2018) and involves travelling from Northern KZN to KNP and Northern Province.

Requirements:

  • FGASA level 1 or higher
  • Guiding experience of 1 year+ 
  • A valid PDP licence
  • A valid first aid certificate
  • Demonstrated communication, leadership, problem solving and decision making skills
  • A very outgoing personality
  • Must be able to work independently and show initiative
  • Have the ability to handle daily stresses and long hours with a high amount of energy 
  • A passion for conservation
  • A basic knowledge of Afrikaans preferable

The position offers a competitive salary and includes accommodation and food during tour dates.
Interested applicants can send their CV, letter of motivation and a recent head and shoulders photo of themselves to melissa@live4now.co.za
 

De Hoop Collection/De Hoop Nature Reserve

Job description: 
A private Eco-tourism company based in a well-known nature reserve in the Overberg area is looking to recruit an advanced Field Guide/Marine Guide. The applicant will be required to host and guide guests with enthusiasm on nature based activities offered by the company.

Skills required: 
Applicants should have at least a FGASA advanced level (NQF 4) or Marine Guide (NQF 2) certificate with a keen interest in the Fynbos Biome, Birdlife and the Coastal environment. A skipper’s licence will be an advantage. At least two - three years’ work experience in a similar position. We are looking to employ a dedicated and reliable individual.

Please apply by emailing your CV and contactable references.

Contact:

Justin Boshoff

justin@dehoopcollection.co.za